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Joe Heller

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    At the behest of the Republican-controlled Congress of the Bush-Cheney era, the USPS has been forced since 2006 to pre-fund future retiree health benefits. As the American Postal Workers Union notes, “This mandate is the primary cause of the agency’s financial crisis. No other government agency or private company bears this burden, which costs the USPS approximately $5.5 billion annually.”
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    Read more: http://www.thenation.com/blog/166103/post-office-not-broke#ixzz2UeupIE9k

  2. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Come on green weenies. Let us shut down the home delivery to only Tue. Thurs. and Sat. Just think of how many mail vehicles will be off the roads. Come on strike a blow against your demon CO2

  3. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    The USPS has one of the largest fleets of alternative fuel vehicles in the country, and has been at the forefront of energy savings for years. How bout Harley only going out to work three days a week and see how long his company stays in business. Three days a week would save nothing, because advertisers would have to find oither ways to get their info out, which means more people using more vehicles as companies pop up to cover the shortfall. Just how many hanging flyers do you want on your fence?

  4. WillardMBaker

    WillardMBaker said, 11 months ago

    Take a look at the bonuses and unfunded retirement plans for the Postal Board of Governors and the Postmaster General since 1992. The billions of dollars poured into that hole is one BIG reason the Postal Service is broke. Started with the first private sector CEO being appointed Postmaster General, Marvin Travis Runyon.

  5. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Keep raising postage rates until the agency breaks even. This will encourage people to use e-delivery and discourage retailers from sending catalogs. Less paper usage would be better for the environment. The reduced mail would eventually result into fewer USPS jobs (incl management) and postal locations; end result is lower expenses.

  6. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Post Offices have been closed.

    Technology has killed the USPS

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, 11 months ago

    If more people realized that when Congress kills the post office it will cost $8 to mail a letter, then maybe we could get rid of some of these RWNJs.
    (spell check changed my CON)

  8. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Just remember- "Con"gress is the opposite of Progress!

  9. ARodney

    ARodney said, 11 months ago

    Maybe because Pelosi was a very successful leader of the house, and got a lot of good laws passed? “If John Boehner were a woman, they’d be calling him the worst speaker of the house ever.”

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 11 months ago

    Where’s Kevin Costner when we need him?
    Where is the money that the USPS had to prepay for future employees? Is it in a pension fund, or has Congress used it to fund “emergencies”? This requirement is an assault on a vital service. While emails and social media may make the USPS less important in the short run, the internet is vulnerable to cyber attacks, solar flares, and natural disasters. There comes a time when men and women working in a post office might be the only way for certain types of information or products can arrive. This is a valuable part of our infrastructure and it deserves protection from the cannibalistic Congress that is mismanaging our postal service.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  11. 1opinion

    1opinion said, 11 months ago

    I’ve notice that a gender confused poster is not being responded to on any of the editorial toons. To all posters, well done.

  12. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, 11 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Don’t feed the troll. He’ll switch up topics on you and ask you about Benghazi or something irrelevant to the discussion.

  13. Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab.

    Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab. GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    A Swiss friend sends me a letter. The stamp on it is the equivalent of 2 bucks. I send a reply for $ 1.05. He then sends a somewhat heavier envelope. pays $ 3.20. I reply with the same, costs me $ 2.05.
    I can send a letter to Hawaii for 46 cents. My Swiss friend pays a buck to send a letter to the other side of his country, some 200 miles. Maybe this is one of the problems with our USPS.

  14. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @edinbaltimore

    largest fleets of alternative fuel vehicles ,,
    So what? Home delivery is now a thing we can do without. 10 years ago about every day over half my mail was MY MAIL. Now I am lucky to get 3 pieces a mail a week that is MINE. So so what? how is delivering on a daily basis competing with a service that only delivers when it is your mail. Sorry, but if you want your mail that bad go pick it up on the non delivery days or better yet pay a slightly higher premium to get it delivered on non home delivery days. That would work. You could also raise the rate on junk mail just enough as to not be overwhelmed on home delivery days. But do not raise it to high as to not be full. Win Win.
    I just throw out the green angle to get the loony libs attention. The only time it makes sence to me to go green is when you are cutting something that does not need to be there in the 1st place. delivering 6 days a week has become a non essential in day to day life and could be cut down to 3 days a week and not many would notice.

  15. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    . Look at the second panel, they tried cutting delivery days and Congress (the republicans in majority) refused to allow it. So don’t go wagging your finger at anyone but your party’s dolts."
    Did the house shoot it down? who voted to it down? what did they have next to the the name a D or R? and yes it is the congress that is the problem in this case. this toon is spot on! I am just trying to offer a solution. the other solution is to end the monopoly on mail boxes. I would love for congress to chew on that solution.

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